Development centre youngster Rhyle Ovenden has been named in the Wales Under-17 squad for two friendlies against Malta next week.The 16-year-old midfielder is in contention to play in the games at The Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, Wrexham on Tuesday (3pm) and Thursday (6pm). Admission is free to both games.
Ovenden is in a 20-man squad alongside players from clubs such as Liverpool, Everton, West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City.
Commenting on the news, Chesterfield's head of youth recruitment, Liam Sutcliffe, said: "Rhyle has been working really hard with us and he's progressing well.
"He was previously involved with the Wales side at Under-16 level while he was at Brighton & Hove Albion. He's come into our development scholarship and they see that as a good enough level for him to be an international.
"It shows how far we've come as a club that we've got a Wales under-17 international playing for us. For everyone concerned with the academy and the club, this is a feather in the cap."